In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the greatest moments from Latin music's premiere event. The conference has hosted Superstar Q&A’s from Latin legends including Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Don Omar and the late Jenni Rivera. Showcases from the event have assisted in the launch of countless careers, including Selena, Kat Dahlia and Prince Royce. Here: a look back at 1999-2003. You can check out our previous retrospectives here (1989-1993) and here (1994-1998).
-- Memorably, Ricky Martin performed "Livin' La Vida Loca" at the height of the "Latin explosion"
-- Ricardo Dopico of the RIAA delivered the keynote speech at the 10th Annual Music Conference
-- Billboard Latin Music Awards, hosted by Daisy Fuentes & Paul Rodriguez, were televised for the FIRST time
-- Multi-award-winning artist Falco Jiminez was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Latin Music Awards
-- Rick Martin won Pop Album of the Year for "Vuelve" at the Latin Music Awards